November 2, 2014 |
CANADENSIS, Pa. - Jon Markovsky won't have to carry a pistol to his son's school bus stop anymore. "Everything I did until I went to bed was with my gun, and even then, it was never where I couldn't grab it," Markovsky, a 32-year-old father of three, said. "My kids would say: 'Daddy, why do you have your gun on you?' I would say: 'It's because of Eric Frein.' " Across this stretch of the Poconos, residents are breathing a collective sigh of relief after Frein's capture Friday. Gone are the hundreds of rifle-toting state troopers, federal agents, and officers who for nearly seven weeks had walked through their yards and canvassed their community.
October 31, 2014 |
The helium-filled balloon deployed to search for Eric Frein has been returned to Ohio. "Due to the tree canopy and rugged terrain of our search area, the balloon was not as helpful, as everyone hoped it would be," Pennsylvania Trooper Tom Kelly said. The dense woods of the Poconos have hampered every method of searching for Frein, police said. The terrain has made it difficult for officers to search for the alleged killer on foot, with search dogs, helicopters, and now with an unmanned balloon.
September 24, 2014 |
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Police hunting for alleged cop killer Eric Frein continued Monday to prevent some residents from leaving or getting to their homes in the search area of Barrett and Price Townships in Monroe County. Emil Rolando, 68, said late Monday morning that he and his wife have not been able to leave their house for three days. And that's a problem, because they are running out of the milk and eggs Rolando's wife needs for a special high-protein diet. A friend of Rolando's, who had to spend the night because he could not return to his own house, also needs to get home to get his medicine for high blood pressure and low insulin.
September 25, 2013 |
Bob Dougherty, a Cheltenham police officer from the K-9 unit, strides across a scrap yard in West Philadelphia, his boots crunching over gravel. Scrambling over a mountain of broken pallets and rubble, Dougherty crawls into one of several half-buried blue plastic barrels and pulls a wooden lid over the opening. Hide and seek has never been this serious. Inside, it is oppressively hot, and Dougherty is heavily clothed - helmet, long sleeves, long pants, thick canvas gloves. But he is doing this voluntarily, for a good cause.
August 21, 2012 |
WHEN SOMEONE loses his or her senses and gets lost in the Philly region, local volunteers come to their senses to try to bring the missing back home. So what if those volunteers drool? Nobody's perfect. The Keystone K-9s Search and Rescue Team, an all-volunteer squad serving Bucks and Montgomery counties, was founded in 2009 by Patti Elfreth, her husband, Tim, and others. "With people living longer and Alzheimer's rates rising, we saw a greater need for K-9 search-and-rescue in the area," Patti Elfreth said.
February 18, 2012 |
Police in Montgomery County called off a five-hour ground search Friday after nothing was found relating to a missing 25-year-old Lower Providence Township woman. The investigation into the disappearance of Janice M. Rubendall will continue as a missing-person case, according to Police Chief Francis L. Carroll. He said foul play was not suspected. Rubendall, a resident of the first block of Wayne Avenue, was last seen by her father Jan. 4. Family members did not report her absence until Feb. 9 because she is an "independent adult," said Carroll.
February 17, 2012 |
Police in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, concluded a ground search begun earlier today without finding a missing 25-year-old woman, a police spokeswoman said this afternoon. No explanation was given for calling off the effort. Janice M. Rubendall, a resident of the first block of Wayne Avenue, Lower Providence, was last seen by her father on Jan. 4. But family members did not report her absence until Feb. 9 because she is an "independent adult," said Lower Providence Police Chief Francis L. Carroll.
December 10, 2007 |
Investigators searching for a 14-year-old Ambler girl yesterday were led to the yard of a Blue Bell home, where they discovered a body - matching the missing teenager's description - in a plastic tub. A law enforcement source last night confirmed the body was that of Ebony Nicole Dorsey, a freshman at Wissahickon High School who was last seen Thursday night. Montgomery County First District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the clothing on the body was consistent with what the girl had been wearing - a pink top, white pajama pants, and a tan jacket with fur around the hood - when reported missing.
August 4, 2005 |
The search for Latoyia Figueroa continued yesterday, this time in Southwest Philadelphia. Men from a Philadelphia drug-treatment house searched the east side of Cobbs Creek seeking anything that might help locate the young pregnant woman who disappeared July 18. Community activist Paul "Earthquake" Moore said he planned to lead about 30 men from Outley House north along the creek bank from where Cobbs Creek meets Woodland Avenue. Moore, who organized the group on his own without sponsorship of the Figueroa family, said he did not think this section had been searched adequately.
May 7, 2000 |
On a gray winter day, Sharon Wynne went for an early-morning walk along the Cooper River in Camden. While other people were getting ready for work or going for their morning run, Wynne was hunting for clues. "You're looking for anything that looks new," Wynne said. "Is there a broken branch? A footprint? Do the leaves look disturbed?" When searching, Wynne, 32, of Glendora, and others are trained to look up and scan trees, as well. "We were looking down, mostly," Wynne said.